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Configure backup settings for Microsoft 365 Exchange Online in Cloud Application Backup

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Configure backup settings

  1. In the CAB Management Portal, click Homepage in the sidebar menu.

    The list of backup tasks opens.

  2. Click the Microsoft Exchange backup task.

    Backup task

    The backup task page opens.

  3. Click Settings (Settings icon) to expand the backup task settings.

    Backup task settings

    Change the backup settings as needed, and then click Save to apply them, or click Cancel to revert changes.

    Setting Description
    Index all data for Search Allows for granular search and restore of the backup data. The system temporarily decrypts data, scans it, and builds the relevant search index. Once the index is built, the system encrypts data and the index again. By default, this option is enabled. If you want to disable indexing, contact Infrascale Support. Granular search and restore will be unavailable, but you would still be able to browse backups by date.
    Backup Unlicensed accounts In Microsoft 365, system accounts can have the Unlicensed status. These can be the external accounts invited by users with active licenses, or accounts automatically generated for shared files storage. You can find license status of an account using the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. Select this if you want CAB to back up such accounts. Note that unlicensed accounts have limited permissions, and we urge you do not use the unlicensed administrator accounts.
    Retain auto-archived backups The system automatically archives backups if the license is removed or a user account is deleted. Select this and enter the number of days to keep the automatic archive, or leave blank to keep it indefinitely. This does not affect manually paused backups.
    Automatically activate new mailboxes Select to enable automatic detection and backup activation for new Microsoft 365 account mailboxes. If you choose not to use this option, you can set up the bulk activation rules for conditional account activation. Otherwise, you will need to manually add new user accounts and activate backup for them.
    Backup Datacenter AWS data center location you have selected when enabling CAB for the company 1
    Retention Period Number of days, months, or years to keep backups for until they are deleted from the cloud 2
    Backup Frequency Frequency of the backup task initiation. Available options: Daily, Every 3 days, Weekly.
    Backup Hour UTC time when the backup task is initiated

Change backup task name

  1. In the CAB Management Portal, click Homepage in the sidebar menu.

  2. Click Edit (Edit icon) next to the name of the Microsoft Exchange backup task, enter a new name, and then click Save.

    Change backup task name

Alternatively, when on the backup task page, click Edit (Edit icon) next to the backup task name, enter a new name, and then click Save.

Change backup task name

  1. If you want to change the data center location, contact Infrascale Support. 

  2. By default, your backups stay for an unlimited time as long as you maintain your subscription. If you want to change this, contact Infrascale Support.